Strange Mars rock type points to extremely violent volcanic eruptions
New research suggestions the Nili Fossae region of Mars, including Jezero Crater, might composed of a volcanic rock called ignimbrite. That could indicate the Martian landscape was shaped by cataclysmic volcanic eruptions.space.com
New photos from Ingenuity's 9th flight help refine science goals for Perseverance
A new batch of images from the recent flight of the Martian Ingenuity helicopter is helping NASA scientists to refine science goals for the Perseverance rover and chart the best route forward as it searches for signs of life on the Red Planet.space.com
NASA's Mars helicopter is slowly unfolding beneath the Perseverance rover
NASA's Perseverance rover is slowly getting ready to deploy the first helicopter on Mars even as it takes a look back at the litter it's dropping on the Red Planet. Video: Perseverance rover's latest tracks & Mars 'litter' (with Sol 16 audio)NASA's Mars helicopter Ingenuity is seen half unfolded beneath the Perseverance rover during deployment operations on March 29, 2021. Join our forums here to discuss the Perseverance rover on Mars. "Away goes the debris shield, and here's our first look at the helicopter," the Perseverance Twitter account tweeted March 21. In a series of images from Perseverance, the Mars helicopter can be seen slowly unfolding from its initial position on the rover's belly.space.com
Perseverance rover spots its first dust devil on Mars
NASA's newest Mars rover nabbed a significant extraterrestrial sighting when an onboard camera happened to spot a Red Planet dust devil crossing Jezero Crater. NASA published footage of the dust devil but has not released estimates of its size or speed. The dust devil is moving right to left and creating whirlwinds of dust in its path," Perseverance mission representatives wrote in a tweet late Tuesday (March 16). Related: Where to find the latest Mars photos from NASA's Perseverance roverSpotted a dust devil. NASA's Perseverance rover has spotted its first Martian dust devil, visible here as a puff of dust at center right.space.com
NASA's Perseverance rover deploys wind sensor on Mars
NASA's Perseverance rover continues to get up to speed on the Red Planet. For example, Perseverance just deployed its wind sensor, as before-and-after photos captured by the six-wheeled robot's navigation cameras show. The wind sensor is part of Perseverance's weather station, which is called the Mars Environmental Dynamics Analyzer (MEDA). Live updates: NASA's Perseverance Mars rover missionCongrats to the MEDA team! The Perseverance rover's wind sensor has been deployed, as this shot by one of the robot's navigation cameras shows.space.com
In photos: NASA's Mars Perseverance rover mission to the Red Planet
Image 1 of 54 (Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech) Perseverance on Mars NASA's Perseverance Mars rover landed inside Mars' Jezero Crater on Feb. 18, 2021, shortly before 4 p.m. EST (2100 GMT). This photo captures members of NASA's Perseverance Mars rover team anxiously awaiting confirmation that the rover landed on the Red Planet safely. Not only did the president congratulate Jurczky and the Mars 2020 mission team, he also sent his regards to the mighty Mars rover. Krispy Kreme gave away free Mars doughnuts to people who sent their names on the Perseverance rover and showed their NASA-issued Mars 2020 Perseverance boarding pass. Image 46 of 54 (Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech) Mars 2020 Perseverance in flight The Mars 2020 Perseverance mission landed inside the 28-mile-wide (45 kilometers) Jezero Crater on Feb. 18, 2021.space.com
Perseverance is a tiny pale speck on Mars in this orbiter's eerie photo
The ESA-Roscosmos Trace Gas Orbiter has spotted NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover, along with its parachute and back shell, heat shield and descent stage, in the Jezero Crater region of Mars. NASA's Perseverance rover has been spotted on the Martian surface by a camera high overhead, on the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter. Perseverance jettisoned the parachute next, firing engines in the descent stage. As soon as the rover touched down, it severed the connecting cables, and the descent stage flew off to land clear of Perseverance. "The orbiter will continue to provide data-relay support between Earth and Mars for NASA's surface missions," the ESA statement said.space.com
NASA's Perseverance rover on Mars: Live updates
Perseverance rover ready to land on Mars NASA's live webcast for today's Perseverance Mars rover is under way. Perseverance rover is halfway to Mars (Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech) NASA's Mars rover Perseverance has passed the halfway mark on its road to the Red Planet. Mars rover Perseverance mission in good health NASA's Mars rover Perseverance post-launch briefing has ended. NASA's Mars 2020 spacecraft, which contains the agency's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover, has officially deployed from the Centaur upper stage as scheduled. (Image credit: Amy Thompson/Space.com)NASA ready for Mars Perseverance rover launch (Image credit: NASA/Joel Kowsky) The clock is ticking down toward the launch of NASA's Mars rover Perseverance.space.com
NASA Rover Perseverance captures HD panorama view of Mars landing site
NASA Mars Rover Perseverance is giving a never-before-seen view of the Red Planet just days after its successful landing. With 19 cameras on board, Perseverance provides a 360-degree panorama view of Mars, visible in a new high definition image of the rover’s landing site. Check out the view in the video above from NBC News, or take a longer look in NASA’s Twitter video touring the Mars landing site below. #CountdownToMarshttps://t.co/9tpv4Vl4lV — NASA's Perseverance Mars Rover (@NASAPersevere) February 25, 2021The Mars rover successfully landed on Feb. 18 near an ancient river delta in the Jezero Crater to search for signs of ancient microscopic life. AdAs NASA’s biggest and most advanced rover, Perseverance successfully tackled NASA’s smallest and trickiest target by landing in the Jezero Crater, which is a 5-by-4-mile strip on an ancient river delta full of pits, cliffs and rocks.
Mars rover beams back panoramic view of landing site
The first high resolution panorama showing the Perseverance Mars rover's landing site provides a remarkably detailed view of Jezero Crater, including the jagged rim of the crater in the distance and low cliffs marking the edge of an ancient river delta. The panorama is made up of 142 images captured by the Mastcam-Z camera instrument over the weekend, three days after the rover's dramatic landing. Perseverance was designed to collect promising rock and soil samples that will be deposited on the surface for retrieval by another rover later this decade. NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU/MSSSThe Mastcam-Z panorama looks out across the floor of the crater, showing Jezero's craggy rim in the distance and eroded cliffs marking the edge of the delta formation. Perseverance looks toward the rim of Jezero Crater.cbsnews.com
NASA rover Perseverance lands on Mars: How it went, and what’s next
The NASA Perseverance rover made a successful landing on Mars on Thursday. Perseverance, the biggest, most advanced rover ever sent by NASA, became the ninth spacecraft since the 1970s to successfully land on Mars, every one of them from the U.S. However, they believe this is one of the best spots on Mars to search for signs of ancient life. Ad“Onboard Perseverance we have some pieces of technology that are specifically flying to mars to advance human exploration,” said Adam Steltzner, NASA Perseverance chief engineer. AdRead more: NASA rover lands on Mars to look for signs of ancient life
LIVE: NASA successfully lands Rover ‘Perseverance’ on Mars
This illustration provided by NASA depicts the Mars 2020 spacecraft carrying the Perseverance rover as it approaches Mars. Perseverance's $3 billion mission is the first leg in a U.S.-European effort to bring Mars samples to Earth in the next decade. (NASA/JPL-Caltech via AP)CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – NASA successfully landed its newest rover on Mars! #CountdownToMars pic.twitter.com/dkM9jE9I6X — NASA's Perseverance Mars Rover (@NASAPersevere) February 18, 2021Watch NASA’s live Mars Rover coverage below:Spacecraft aiming to land on Mars have skipped past the planet, burned up on entry, smashed into the surface, and made it down amid a fierce dust storm only to spit out a single fuzzy gray picture before dying. Almost 50 years after the first casualty at Mars, NASA is attempting its hardest Martian touchdown yet.
WATCH LIVE: NASA’s Perseverance Rover lands on Mars
This illustration provided by NASA depicts the Mars 2020 spacecraft carrying the Perseverance rover as it approaches Mars. (NASA/JPL-Caltech via AP)CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – NASA will attempt to land its newest Mars Rover, Perseverance, on Thursday, more than six months after it left Earth. Watch NASA’s live Mars Rover coverage below. Almost 50 years after the first casualty at Mars, NASA is attempting its hardest Martian touchdown yet. COVID-19 PRECAUTIONSSpeaking of clean, NASA’s Mars Mission Control has never been so spotless.
LIVE STREAM: NASA to land Mars Rover ‘Perseverance’
This illustration provided by NASA depicts the Mars 2020 spacecraft carrying the Perseverance rover as it approaches Mars. Perseverance's $3 billion mission is the first leg in a U.S.-European effort to bring Mars samples to Earth in the next decade. (NASA/JPL-Caltech via AP)CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – NASA will attempt to land its newest Mars Rover, Perseverance, on Thursday, more than six months after it left Earth. Watch NASA’s live Mars Rover coverage below. Almost 50 years after the first casualty at Mars, NASA is attempting its hardest Martian touchdown yet.
Here’s how NASA’s Perseverance rover will try to land on Mars
One week from today, NASA will attempt to land its newest rover onto the red planet. This is no easy task, as you’ll see in this short video explaining how NASA will try to stick this landing -- watch above. Read more: NASA launches Mars 2020 Perseverance roverPerseverance was launched successfully back in July from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. The rover is set to land on Mars Feb. 18, 2021 at the planet’s Jezero Crater. The mission has the ambitious goal of returning samples of Mars rock and soil back to Earth.
NASA to send helicopter to Mars
PASADENA, Calif. - Before humans make it to Mars, NASA will send a helicopter to scope out the terrain. Engineers attached a helicopter to the Mars 2020 rover ahead of its launch next summer. And if it flies successfully, it'll be the first aircraft to fly on another planet, NASA said. The solar-powered Mars Helicopter will be safely stowed underneath the rover until it lands at the Jezero Crater, where scientists believe water once flowed. The craft will detach from the rover and explore Mars from the air while the rover collects samples on the ground, NASA said.
Your child could name NASA's Mars 2020 rover
(CNN) - NASA's Mars 2020 rover is set to launch next summer and land in Jezero Crater on the red planet in February 2021. Before it was dubbed Curiosity, the previously deployed plucky rover was known as the Mars Science Laboratory. This fall, a nationwide "Name the Rover" contest will launch allowing K-12 students in US schools the chance to name the 2020 rover. "We're very excited about this exceptional partnership," said George Tahu, Mars 2020 program executive in NASA's Planetary Science Division at the agency's headquarters in Washington. The Mars 2020 rover is about the size of a small car and weighs 2,300 pounds.